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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. sapient007

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    zap. that is a brilliant move. i will need to barrow.

    1. disarm her potential weapons.
    2. arm your self with her potential weapons.
    3. find a box so you can ask her for her number
    4. cut a hole in a box
    5. put your deek in the box
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    hoooo..
     
  2. hollywood9826

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    hwood -- that's a common rant on sportsblogs and sports radio. i think most hall of fames are way too big.

    baseball HOF has 291.
    football HOF has 273.
    basketball HOF has 313.
    tennis HOF has 218 (!).

    i want the top 50 of each sport to have a separate wing or designation. and this top 50 is also amended every year or every 5 years.

    can't water down the HOF by including every good but not great player. the tennis hall of fame inducted michael chang (?!). #2 in the world and one french open. how the funk does that happen. fine keep him in but he's not in the same wing as pete sampras, rod laver, roger federer, and anna kournikova.
     
  4. hollywood9826

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    Anna should get her own wing, with like those life like wax musum statues with every outfit she ever wore on. And the Maxim photoshoot ones as well.


    So you like the Bill Simmons Pyramid idea.

    http://nbalegacy.blogspot.com/2010/12/sports-guys-updated-hof-pyramid-2010.html

    If Im doing it for baseball, then Bonds this year is a Pantheon guy for sure. Id have Bagwell at level 4. Tim Raines, Clemens, Piazza would be level 3. Biggio and McGwire would be level 2. Sosa, Schilling and Morris would be level one and bumpable outta there.
     
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  5. tennismonkey

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    absolutely. been reading simmons for years now and it makes the most sense. any HOF as it stands now makes it seem like all players are equal. they ain't. some deserve even more recognition. and they should be ranked.

    i also like the idea of an anna kournikova hall of fame of female athletes who had hall of fame genetic talents. and the top tier of this HOF would be female athletes who looked good and dominated their sport. so ironically anna k in the HOF named after her would be like the lowest tier.
     
  6. tennismonkey

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    so if you're a baseball writer you let bonds, sosa and clemens all get in?
     
  7. TheJRK

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    Sup, No Bolivian necktie... oddly enough there is a Peruvian necktie though. Looks brutal, that's why I don't go for single leg takedowns.

    .......................

    Zap - Hey, can I get your phone number?

    Girl - Excuse me?

    Zap - I mean, the number of hot dogs you can fit in your mouth...

    Girl - What?

    Zap - No, I mean, how much shampoo do you like on your hotdogs?

    Girl - WTF is wrong with you?!
     
  8. coolblue123

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    zap: Why not just ask her out? Worst that can happen is she says no or get beat up by her bf.
     
  9. hollywood9826

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    Bonds and Clemens for sure.

    McGwire as well.

    Sosa is a little tougher as his only skill was hitting bombs. And he didnt have the McGwire mid 80's early 90's sucess.

    But it was exiting to watch at the time and both of them were top tier sluggers. So yea Id put them in. But if it was tierd they are the bottom.

    But it wouldnt bother me id Sosa was left off. Or McGwire.

    But bagwell needs to be in there, and Frank Thomas next year. People forget about Frank Thomas.

    Never liked Palmerio as an HoFe Either. He never a guy you thought was a top 3 1st abseman any year. Longevity is important but ther is more to it than that.
     
  10. Sup2Dresq

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    Zap ask Gary the Bolivian. Maybe he adapts the Bolivian necktie for such purposes.

    "Gary the legend grows"
     
  11. sapient007

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    zap. i used my hot tub time machine and uploaded a video on how you should man up and get her number from 50yrs in the future.. from your self.. mind blown. OMG... you are welcome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFSnFc6O3r8
     
  12. zapvor

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    hahhahahaha. you know.....i am so stupid. what did i expect posting on here. sigh

    so basically next week i need to just farking give her racket back, and ask her out.

    HW-your idea is kinda fail proof but i feel that's like farked up you know? because when she finds out i am just holding it hostage she will be like 'you azzhole. i am a lesbian didnt you know?" or something similar:p
     
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  13. hollywood9826

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    Then you just skip the first part, and tell you you broke the strings and would have felt abd giving her back a a racket with busted strings and would also like to know what kind of strings she would like. Tell her you got pack of VS Gut you can hook it up with to get extra bonus points.

    A free Gut restrung may not garuntee skin hittin, but i would say at the very least gets you a handskie.



    Also im my vast experinces with lesbian (1). They just simply ask to be friends. When you say suer thing we can hang out. You pass the this guy thinks im a normalpreson becuase he doesnt mind haingin with a lesbian test. 15 minutes later she will say "I wanna have sex"

    just be prepared and know it is not long term
     
  14. Sup2Dresq

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    I bet Gary would use this line with his best "puss in boots" accent

    Gary: perhaps my sweet rose, we can play mixed....*wink* sometime? Then a little tennis afterwards?

    "Gary the legend grows"
     
  15. zapvor

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    hahahah!

    well i told my story really bad. i am not sure if i should go back and fill in the details...i think i am digging myself deeper at this point lol
     
  16. zapvor

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    by the way gamma got new rackets coming out in january. if anyone wants to demo teh new 'black 95' let me know. brand new strings coming out too
     
  17. hollywood9826

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    Thats nothing new.

    What is the actual stroy then. Its gotta be more than i got scared to ask for her number and asked for her racket instead.
     
  18. hollywood9826

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    So this guy is gunnin for Brasky status then
     
  19. zapvor

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    dont make me tell the whole story.......lol
     
  20. coolblue123

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    Need feedback:

    Doing BBQ morrow and got 3 slabs of ribs @ Costco. What to do? dry rub/ smoke, put Lee Kum Kee Sparerib Sauce and grill, grill then slow cook in BBQ sauce or something else?

    Hate to do it on slow cooker cause I need to take out the oil afterwards to serve the sauce.

    Wish I had some JO Seasoning so I can make a quick dry rub.
     
  21. zapvor

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    CB! i am on the guest list right? right? right? lol jk
     
  22. JRstriker12

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    I usually dry/rub and grill/smoke then finish with BBQ sauce.

    If you're short on time, you could parboil then finish on the grill with dry rub or bbq sauce.

    BTW- do you remove all the silverskin before cooking?

    Quick dry rub is easy, I eye ball it - kosher salt, garlic powered, ancho chili powder, chipoltle chili powder, pepper - might throw in a little brown sugar or adobo if I feel like it.
     
  23. downs_chris

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    you guys are making me hungry...
     
  24. coolblue123

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    of course. but it's at 12:00pm. is your alarm going to be on?

    thanks, afraid if I parboil it, will it make the meat tough? I have 3 70+ family members coming. My parents will kill me if they left their dentures on my ribs.

    i might just dry rub it and grill it and maybe finish it off in the slow cooker?
     
  25. JRstriker12

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    If you parboil, it should make the meat fairly soft and moist - considering it's sitting in boiling water. It's not the way I usually go though....
     
  26. zapvor

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    hahaha. i will show up at like 3:30 and be like damnit its all gone!
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    These pretzels are making me thirsty- Seinfeld
     
  28. coolblue123

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    it's going to be in the 60's till mid week tues. Wed is going to rain. Anyone hitting outside?
    Starting to like my Ki5x but not as much as my NYC.
    Oh the humanity!! Please don't this turn into another Racquet soap opera.
     
  29. zapvor

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    lol cb hit monday? i swear i will wake up. if we meet at like noon :p
     
  30. datsveryinterestin

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    1. TWMAC, please list your main racquet
    - dats uses IG Speed although BLXPROs lurking in closet

    2. TWMAC, what poly do you recommend for me? I've been using BlackCode17 in my IG Speeds, but I strung it at 57lbs and outside of dead center it has zero power. I tried a hybrid too in my other racquet but like a dumazz i strung that at 60/57 lbs with Yonex 850Pro and Black Code. Feels just as bad and with less spin! I guess I should try stringing them at 54lbs before switching strings... but man the top of the hoop especially feels like glass breaking everytime i hit the ball. I like the crisp explosiveness of BlackCode17 usually but i guess in an 18x20 pattern the high tension took all of it away.
    I've also been thinking about hybriding with a cheaper string like Black Shark or Yonex PolyTour Pro 125.
    I also have heard great things about Solinco Tour Bite but Barb Wire would look better in my racquet.
    Anybody string experts that like Black Code have any advice?
    P.S. - this is for 9.0 ukraine style tennis. its very advance and teknikal!

    I played auzzie recently and I would have KRUSHED him if not for my krazy high tension on my stoopid racquets. why do i always make these mistakes and let him off the hook every time. he needs to know my superior tennis capabilities even at my advanced age and zero practice.
    trust me i am still super awesome at 57lbs but i just think 54lbs or maybe even less and my rally ball will become winner ball and my drop shots become aces down the T!
    ok, me go drink more now. bb
     
  31. auzzieizm

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    your frames felt great!! no breaking glass sensation, and Blackcode was super solid. check the video!

    oh and btw, TourBite will prob be too stiff feeling for you compared to BlackCode. PTP was decent feeling, and I'd be curious how Black Shark plays...
     
  32. zapvor

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    snap auzzie is still around??????

    people i know that uses tour bite likes it. i think monkey uses it. he told me to try it full bed at 40lbs. so i might try that next time. even though i havent tried full bed poly since....i woke up on time for tennis
     
  33. coolblue123

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    played outside today and mildly twisted my ankle, I think I need to get rid of my barricades. playing in upper 40's temp is not bad if there is sunlight. and I was wearing shorts too.
    tried my fh 4.0 in hopes to lock in my wrist. so far so good. anyone want to play with a crippled guy with erratic fh? no applications needed..
     
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  34. zapvor

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    cb! monday.
     
  35. datsveryinterestin

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    me too. black shark is $6 a pack with their 4pack deal and barely a mention of it on the boards. i guess ill just stick with black code.

    and mr. auz.. in the video, all to often i hit a nice backhand to middle of the court and then you blast it for a backhand winner into the fence. all of my shots could have used a bit more pizazz on them.
    at least my strings were fresh back then though. now they are too high tension and old too.. which is even worse!
    i should have cut it out weeks ago (after i barely won 7-6 with speeds,against a guy i beat with blxpros 6-1,6-1) but i hate cutting out expensive string.

    i wonder if i should try another hybrid experiment just to see. i didn't mind full FXP 16 in the demo. i guess i have all winter to futz around with it.

    ~~~ auz, what strings you using? still happy with Isner stick?
     
  36. zapvor

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    post the video!
     
  37. datsveryinterestin

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    i burned the video after auzzie smacked 100th winner past me!
    however i did keep the ball in play for 10-15 shots sometimes instead of my usual 4ball rally! gotta stay positive! ohz wellz
     
  38. zapvor

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    booo! auzzie, send me the link;)
     
  39. Sup2Dresq

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    Dats,

    You're my boy blue
     
  40. coolblue123

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    sorry zap. in order to feed my 3 sticks per household addiction, have to work... =(

    btw, has anyone ordered prescription eye glasses online before? if so, what's the quality and any recommendations? It's like 1/3 of the price at brick and mortar stores.
     
  41. hollywood9826

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    ive been hybriding with X-1 and blackcode. Ive been going X-1 mains around 50-52 and black code in the cross 54-56 in the range.

    Thats in the lunker 325 that weight closer to 425.

    If I was putting it in my Rd-ti 80's I would add 3-4 lbs to to each becuase thyey are so strong.

    Havent been able to get close to X-1 in another string. Since I use the poly in the cross I could probbaly get away with just about any of the softer polys. Never got much a difference spin wise between red or black or when I got with big ace or blue gear as well. Cant comment full jobs, or poly mains becuase i havent used it in so long.
     
  42. auzzieizm

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    no, i'm around Sydney

    Yeah I love TourBite too. Great string, but I just had the feeling Dats might find it stiff compared to the strings he uses.
    I just strung up one iStock with Cyclone, but I am hoping to do Blue Gear mains next and BBO crosses. The Black Shark interests me because I assume it will be spinny like Blue Gear.

    You were getting tons of pop with the Speeds and Blackcode. I think these problems are all in your head. You may have to work harder because of the lower power, but I think if you do, there's a good reward! I loved your frames!!

    There were some awesome rallies in that video. We both looked better than our level at times!

    unfortunately Dats owns the copyrights on said video. He is going to have to give it to you :)
     
  43. coolblue123

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    hi Auzzie, have u heard of a NZ actress named Kimberley Crossman? my son is really into power rangers and she is making several appearances in the last couple of shows. was reading that she is pretty popular back home.

    @zap I got a pack of bab tonic from one of my buddies that teaches at a local country club. never strung with the real stuff before. any precautions I should take b4 I destroy $35 in strings? thinking of hybriding with comfort syn gut to see how it feels.
     
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  44. zapvor

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    yep. you carefully hand the gut to me, and i will take it from there:D

    gut can be tricky. its easier to show you in person, but basically take it nice and easy. if you can adjust pull speed make it slowest. theres a special way to pull the crosses when you weave too.

    (by the way i am down to about 18min per string job now)
     
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    i was going to because i lost my glasses in sandy. so it looks like al you pay for is shipping. but when i called they said it would take like over 10 days, and theres still some hidden handling fee they stick you. but its still cheaper. i opted not to because in the end i wanted to try before i decide you know?
     
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    My Vision insurance is pretty good. If I get the cheapy frames and lenses its less than 50 bucks. But the upgrade stuff costs. but they charge for that on the mailorder deals as well.

    But you can always just get one of the cheapy 7 dollar pairs with no options and see how they work. If I wore them alot maybe Id try to see that way I wouldnt feel so bad if I broke them.
     
  47. coolblue123

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    thanks for the suggestions. Well the update is, which I took a leap of faith on is I just trusted an online company for something that needs an qualified expert to help on. Due to my lens thickness, I had to get the thinner lense and the discounts only applies to the frame only. I knew I should of read the fine print when it says 50% off. But final costs is $60. Not too bad considering, my last pair costed me $200. Now hopefully, i get to see straight when on the courts. You'll know when my glasses aren't working properly when I see tmonk and JRStriker hitting 2HBH's.

    $50 is a great deal! I have a friend who is former military and pays next to nothing for glasses. I always envy the deals he gets.
     
  48. zapvor

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    lol jrstriker hit a few 2hbh against me
     
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    Wow! Random... Yes I did.

    BTW- Bumped into Magma the other day at the tennis clinic.
     
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    well because cb says his eye sight would be wrong if you hit 2hand. but you can do that anyways:p
     

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